It was initially announced that Pence was dealing with an elbow injury, but that's not the case. The injury is irritated when Pence swings a bat. Pence hit .283/.339/.483 in 629 at-bats last year.
Latos is coming back after knee surgery, and has made progress lately. He's been ruled out as the team's opening day starter, but should return shortly after the start of the year. Latos posted a 3.16 ERA in 210 2/3 innings last season.
The team is worried about depth at the position. If one of their starters goes down, Darin Ruf would likely be in line for full-time work. He's also slated to backup Ryan Howard at first as well. It's unclear how serious the team is about making a deal for an outfielder.
Garcia said the visit is not a setback. "I'm very excited the way I feel right now," said Garcia. "This is the opposite of a setback." Garcia said he's visiting Dr. Andrews in order to get some advice on what he should be doing to aid his rehab. He said he's hoping to start throwing Wednesday or Thursday.
Garcia posted a 3.58 ERA in 55 1/3 innings last year.
Puig was excused Saturday in order to deal with a personal issue. He was expected to return to camp Sunday. Puig has been dealing with shoulder issues throughout spring, but they aren't considered serious.
Puig hit .319/.391/.534 in 382 at-bats last year.
Morse will not play Sunday due to the injury. When asked about his calf, Morse said the injury was "nothing." He should return to action in a few days. Morse hit .215/.270/.381 in 312 at-bats last year.
"We're not trading any of our starting pitchers," Dombrowski said, per MLB.com. "I don't know where that came from but that is totally inaccurate. We haven't mentioned his name to anybody. No one has called me about him."